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have four children in the san francisco unified school district, at george washington carver elementary school, and martin luther king school. i'm the president of the ptsa at my child's elementary school and a member of coleman advocacy for children and youth. i am here today to talk about the achievement gap and how our african-american children are falling behind and how the gap is growing between african-american children as a group. this summer i took part in a leadership academy with coleman advocacy and learned that more than 65% of african-american children in the districts are not proficient in language, arts and math, while caucasian children looks nothing like ours. i also learned about the school to prison pipeline and the result achievement gap plays. our african-american children fall forced and get pushed into prison because the district has not taken the time to sit down with the little african-american boys and girls and really invest in them. more needs to be done before it is too late. it is important. our children's lives are at stake now more than ever. [speaker not
. and with that i actually submit to you just a device that we are actually using to work with san francisco unified around the programs that we've done during the summer. and whether we are tracking where folks know in the school district ho numbers, whether we can actually look at the students that are in after school programs and what that impact is on their school day. and doing more trainings around what the state standards are, the schools know them. the school district knows them, but what about the service providers? what is it that the kids should be do at the end of the day, what that should look like. so, again, thank you for this and i look forward to seeing what comes from it. >> thank you very much. and i believe now we'll be hearing from our deputy superintendent. guadalupe guerrero. >> good afternoon, commissioner, and supervisors. guadalupe guerrero. i think i'm in the eighth week for deputy superintendent for instruction, innovation and social justice. glad to speak on the topic today. let me switch over to our powerpoint. there we go, thank you. today's presentation there's a few
program in san francisco unified school district. it is a continued example of the continued commitment that the first five have and maybing the children of san francisco 0 to 5, even as funding is diminishing, our money is partly derived from smokers, we have fewer smokers in the state of california. the commission still prioritized the need and the importance of improving the quality of preschools for young children in san francisco. it is an effort to continue to close the achievement gap and the many excess gaps that provide it. it is always allowing opportunities for young children to carry important tools and strategies with them for the rest of their life. please remember the good work the first five is doing and the commitment that they have given to the san francisco unified school district, particularly in the near future when the city is going to be reconsidering reratification and authorization of many of the other bills and propositions that have been supporting the first five, thank you. >> thank you. let's move to item g, consent calendar. is there a motion to second on t
to the san francisco unified school district, particularly in the near future when the city is going to be reconsidering reratification and authorization of many of the other bills and propositions that have been supporting the first five, thank you. >> thank you. let's move to item g, consent calendar. is there a motion to second on the consent calendar? >> so moved. >> second. >> and any items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent? >> good evening. there are four corrections to 4 b. 1210-23 k5 on page 54. dates of service should be september 24, 2012, to june 30, 2013 instead of july 1, 2012 to june 30, 2013. two 4 b. 1210-23 k10 on page 64. dates of service should be october 24, 2012 to june 30, 2013 instead of october 24, 2012 to june 30, 2012. for the next two items please note that the correction is to the background of the resolution not to the actions the board is taking. to 2 f 1210-23 d6 on page eleven. dates of service should be 2011, 2012 school year instead of 2012-2013 school year. and lastly, 2, 2 g 1210-23 b6 on page 12. dates of service should be 2011, 2012 sc
the san francisco unified school district believe are some of the causes of this high drop-out rate? you mentioned outmigration. what are some of the other causes? what are the symptoms, why are we so sick? >> well, clearly the american high school drop-outrate -- we don't have a monopoly on that. * it's the case in most urban centers and even rural districts. so, the factors, they are complex. certainly we have our students during the school day, but it's hard to not make some correlations to sort of the other social economic factors, community factors, you know, people were saying sort of the slogan it takes a village. it takes a healthy village. some of the things we notice makes a difference is when we help students and families sort of meet some of those challenges. so, things that have proven successful in getting kids to better rates of proficiency, making mental health services available, making sure there is academic and enrichment opportunities in the summer and after school, making sure they are involved with a mentor, making sure that they're involved in advisories with a pri
having been an employee of the san francisco unified school district, my hope and my intent as we tackle some very difficult issues which impact all of us is that we do so in the spirit of how do we work together as a city and as a school district to address these issues. i know that in the past some folks on the school district end had felt the prior discussion that has taken place in this committee has been about pointing fingers, and i really think that while it's important for all of us to be accountable, that the goal here is to figure out solutions for these very complicated issues. so, it is in that spirit that i hope we have this discussion. so, with that, i turn it over to my colleague, supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. it's nice to see you. i thank you for hearing this item today. both supervisor olague and i express concern and desire of to better coordinate the work being done by the school district and other school -- excuse me, and other city departments, to support and -- to support and increase african-american students achievement and pr
for city hall centennial celebration. on to our work with the san francisco unified school district. as you know we have been working with all of our 28 union and some of our guys are here today. as well as all of our contractors, web core particular, to rereach out to our youth, provide education opportunities, and donation and so forth. and i want to say that web core deserves a great deal of recognition because they have been doing a lot of work in terms of donating the materials to the various schools as well as reaching out to the veteran's community and i would like to have mike pool come up and report to the board on what they have done most recently with tech 21. mike? >> good morning. >> my name is mike pool, i am the senior superintendent on the transpay project. web core and all of us at transbay take pride in giving back to the communities. in the past few months, we aexisted john o'connell high school tech 21 program by donating the necessary materials and tools to keep this class going. the tech 21 program provides high school students with an opportunity to earn high school c
a question we have been asked is a couple years ago san francisco unified launched the superintendent zone so how did the superintendent zone schools perform? well, we know when we look at the five year trend that superintendent zone schools have posted double the gains in english language arts and posted triple the gains in mathematics as compared to the district. you see that in similar bar graphs that you saw earlier and ela proficiency rates the district grew ten points over the last five years from 51 to 61 and while the superintendent zone had a much lower proficiency rate starting in 2008 at 19%, you see a 16.1 growth over five years to 36. still a ways to go but what you notice there compared to the district there's significant more accelerated growth rate. please also note in 2010 is when we launched the superintendent zone. in the third set of bar graphs you see there has been an 18.4 growth in rates in the superintendent zoned schools that benefit from improvement grant money, so those came into our district in mid-2011 so you notice there that also a significant increase in prof
francisco unified school district appoint the following individuals to the child care planning and advisory council. sharon howell, jane evans, and ester adams. >> okay. so comments from the board? commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. so i'm just curious. i know who ester is but sharon howell and jane evans. is there background on either of these two? >> there's the representative, the president of c pac was on her way and be here in two minutes, so she's about the only one that can have the information. >> can we come back to this item. >> yeah. okay. so what i want to do is move on to the next item and come back to this when we have the appropriate person to answer the questions. okay. so let's go to item m, which is what i just said. discussions of other educational issues. superintendent carranza. >> thank you president yee and members of the board. while we call them to come up to prepare for the presentation we are going to show a brief powerpoint so i will ask you to get out of the line of fire if you are by the screen, but way of introduction we are very proud this evening
of the settlement agreement in the amount of $35,000. in the matter of al verses san francisco unified school district, the vote of 6 ayes and one absent wins, approved the terms of the settlement agreement of the amount of 28,400. ethe board of education by six aye and one absent wins the approve of one intent to dismiss a certified certificate employee two accounts were approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent of wynns and two were approved by a vote of 4 aye and two nays and maufus and murase and two absent. >> item u, no other staff reports tonight. and in adjournment, i would like to adjourn in memory of gloria donahu, retired secretary, and administrative support from school operations. glora passed away on october 14th, after suffering a stroke visiting lake tahoe. at her side was her daughter as well as her niece, nephew, grand niece and several other living family members. glora gave this district, loyal and dedicated service for more than 20 years. she worked in the high school division for mean years under the leadership of greg bender, quinn chan and jim quinn and frank tom.
question the report about, real estate services, the san francisco unified school district about how they are utilizing the property. this is a large issue regarding our real estate assets. that is a larger question. i don't think this committee over this topic will be able to answer that question. that is a bigger issue i think the city needs to take a look at. i want to make that comment. a lot of this was geared about our assets. i think we deserve a larger and more thorough conversation in the future. when we talk about why it is we couldn't purchase the facility, why is it that we lost out. i know the city was in the process of doing it, trying to acquire that, from my understanding. the simple matter is we are a public agency that moves slower than some of the other entities. we have less to trade with. for example, property and other things. for these inherent reason and multiple boards, we are slower and less nimble to respond to certain deals that come up in the marketplace that happen very quickly. so i think we all need to recognize this so we can blame and point finger ab
the traffic reports, or telling all the listeners of what the lunch menu was in the san francisco unified school district as well. but off air he was a tireless devotee of the performing arts. he was a regular opening nights for the symphony ballet and opera and the american conservatory theater as well as smaller institutions. mr. farrly is survived by two indonesianes and a nephew [speaker not understood] in the marianas islands. plans for his memorial service -- scheduled for november 19th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the war memorial building screen room. please call kalw at 84 1-41 21 for more information. condolances to the kalw family and general manager matt martin. mr. farrly's family, friends, and his many fans. the voice of community radio in san francisco will be sorely missed. the rest i'll submitv. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor mar. president chiu. >> thank you, madam clerk. first of all colleagues i have an in memorial for marta who will be greatly missed by her friends and family and the neighbors of russian hill. she was a leader with the russian hill community associa
should know. >> reporter: coming up tonight at 11:00, more from san francisco unified and why they say they are in compliance. jess? >> thank you, jenna. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call or send us an e-mail. >>> it turns out yoeda has a new boss and he has some big'res. disney is producing three new "star wars" films and lucas will serve as creative consultant only. the first film is slated for release in 2015. 68-year-old lucas is selling off lucas films and skywalker sound, as well as the rights to the indiana jones franchise. he says it's time to turn the stories over to much younger filmmakers. >> interesting shakeup. let's bring in rob mayeda, our meteorologist who has been tracking our forecast. >> we're starting to see some things shaking up with that forecast for tomorrow. the numbers you're seeing here, upper 50s to mid 60s, very close to tomorrow's highs. today, we had some mid 70s, but fog and some mist around san francisco and you can see the winds have turned on shore, even into livermore and into solano county. tonight, low clouds filling in a
is this overall to san francisco? >> it's extremely important. i think it's the unifying spirit a sports team does when they wane world -- a championship. look at the buildings. they are all orange, buildings that i never seen before turned to color. we had the building owners managers are all volunteering to change the colors. not only city hall but the opera house, symphony are all in bright orange. >> so we have that now. the next step is people are saying is how do you keep the roll going. you have the 49ers exiting the city and then trying to bring this warriors arena in. >> that's right. >> what's the status on that? >> we kept the ball rolling as we speak because ben, lori and i and a bunch of others are in the process of writing our bid to the national football league for hosting nfl's super bowl l. and we have a great shot at it so that's what we will be working on and find out next may. then we will work with the warriors on a beautiful water front arena on piers 30-31. it's a huge investment for them to make. i have to admit. just to fix the piers will be 100 to $120 million. just befor
, with recommendation we'll forward it, thank you, item 4 had. >> item number 4, resolution authorizing the san francisco department of public health to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of 109 thousand 492 dollars from california environmental protection agency to participate in a program entitled certified unified program agency electronic reporting for the period of january 1, 2010 through march 31, 2013 waiving indirect cost. >> thank you, we have a representative from dph. >> good morning, supervisor chu and supervisors avalos and kim. i am sue con, the program manager for the waste program in the department of public health. we are certified by the california environmental protection agency to implement and enforce several environmental programs including hazardous materials, hazardous waste, underground storage tanks and a few others, the resolution you have before you is to accept and expend for a grant from cal apa to receive grant money that we have collected from our regulated businesses from the past three year, each of them has been require today pay us 25 dolla
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